Saturday, August 15, 2009

farewell, round one; hello, round two!

Here is the last block for round one--Lisa's block! i chose to feature the butterfly in mine.
And since I had the fabric for both, I decided to do them both at the same time.they turned out oddly similar somehow... something about it doesn't feel quite right to me, so if you decide to change it up a little, Amber, I won't be offended. :)

thanks for letting us play with the mushroom print!

mushroom in the middle

Here's my block for you, Amber! I love the fabrics you chose.

I put a mushroom in the middle and a few nearby to keep it company.

I hope you like it! Any tips for how I should package this thing so it arrives safely? I've never mailed a quilting block.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

new blocks

Here are two blocks I made for Lisa and Amber...

First up is my monkey block for Lisa. This block is a lot larger than 12". Lisa, you can just trim it down to the size you like and go off center or centered when you get the block.

And here's Amber's block. I tried to get the fabric piece as close to the center as I could, but I was having too much fun playing around with stripes, so it's a little off kilter.

And, the close-up shot...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Another Squirrel

I guess it's fitting that the last block for Common Threads (1) was the most challenging for me. I'm not sure if it was a trying to keep things symmetrical or the variety of weights in the fabrics, or a combination, but this block gave me a really hard time. I sent a ton of fabrics back with this block, so hopefully if you don't like it you can add some more strips! The squirrel does seem happy to be in the center though.

I have too many commitments to continue on with Common Threads 2, so thank you to everyone for this past year. I have learned so much and am constantly amazed by all the blocks made by this group! Have fun with the next round.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

monkey block

Here's my block for Lisa:

common threads quilt block

It was oddly challenging for me - I kept wanting to make it asymmetrical. I hope you like it, Lisa!

So I've opted out of round 2, so I'd like to just say thanks to everyone for a great year of quilt block fun! I love the blocks you've made for me, and I've really enjoyed making the blocks the other months.

Monday, August 3, 2009

A Little Squirrely

I got the squirrel. I think he's totally cute nibbling on the flowers. I'm not sure I achieved symmetry, but I hope it works for you anyway.
Totally looking forward to round 2!